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Kypros Markou '76 M.M. was the conductor for the Honors Orchestra at the Michigan Youth Arts Festival at Western Michigan University. In June he conducted three concerts with the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra featuring Brahms Double Concerto and Mendelssohn 1st Symphony. Recently he returned from Prague after conducting the Prague Chamber Orchestra for a recording of four 20th Century Oboe Concertos with Nancy Ambrose King as soloist. Additional pieces recorded were the Strauss Oboe Concerto, Lukas Foss Concerto and Nikos Skalkottas Concertino for oboe and chamber orchestra, orchestrated by Gunther Schuller. Kypros currently is Professor and Director of Orchestral Studies of Wayne State University in Detroit and is Music Director of the Dearborn Symphony Orchestra. He resides in Grosse Point Farms, Michigan. 2011-11-11
Mimmi Fulmer ’76 M.M. recently released American Vistas on Albany Records. The CD has received positive reviews from American Record Guide, Flutist Quarterly, NATS Journal of Singing, and Fanfare. The CD features works for voice and flute and includes seven premieres. She is also featured on a June 2011 CD of music of David Dies, "Agevolmente", released on Albany Records. Mimmi’s solo CD, About Time is available at amazon and arkivmusic. She is featured on other recordings including, Music of Joseph Dubiel (Centaur), Fireflight: Sunsuite (Innova Records), and Music of Edward T. Cone (New World Records). Her latest project focuses on Nordic songs, with an upcoming CD and anthology (see website). Mimmi currently resides in Madison, Wisconsin where she is Professor of Voice at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 2011-11-09
Since graduating, John Berman ’76 has been teaching in public and private schools in Atlanta, Brookline, the cities of Bogota and Barranquilla in Colombia, and most recently in Sao Paulo, Brasil. His school is an NGO (non-governmental organization) and was featured on national television. 2011-11-17
Meira (Maxine) Warshauer, '74, '76 M.M., Piano Performance, '80 M.M., Compostion, announces the release of a CD of orchestral music, Living Breathing Earth, on the Navona Records label (NV5842). The CD features Symphony No. 1 Living Breathing Earth and Tekeeyah (a call), her concerto for shofar, trombone, and orchestra. Performances are by the Moravian Philharmonic, Petr Vronsky, conductor, with Haim Avitsur, shofar and trombone soloist. For more information about the CD, please visit the website. Meira (Maxine) lives in Columbia, South Carolina. 2011-06-16
Baritone James Maddalena ’76 is making his Metropolitan Opera debut this February, starring as “Nixon” in John Adam’s opera, Nixon in China. He gained international recognition for his portrayal of the title role in the world premier of Nixon in China, directed by Peter Sellars, at Houston Grand Opera in 1987. Maddalena’s association with John Adams continued in two more roles: the “Captain” in Adams’ The Death of Klinghoffer and “Jack Hubbard” in Doctor Atomic. Maddalena performs a wide variety of repertoire and has appeared with companies and ensembles including; New York City Opera, San Francisco Opera, Atlanta Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Opera Boston, Frankfurt Opera, Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, the Royal Scottish Orchestra, Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, and the London Symphony Orchestra. 2011-01-26
Mimmi Fulmer ’76 M.M. recently released American Vistas on Albany Records. The CD has received positive reviews from publications such as American Record Guide, Flutist Quarterly, and Fanfare. The CD, featuring works for voice and flute, is available on amazon.com and arkivmusic.com. Mimmi’s solo CD, About Time is also available at amazon and arkivmusic. She is featured on other recordings including, Music of Joseph Dubiel (Centaur), Fireflight: Sunsuite (Innova Records), and Music of Edward T. Cone (New World Records). Mimmi currently resides in Madison, Wisconsin where she is Professor of Voice at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 2010-09-08
Multi-instrumentalist, composer, scholar, and New England Conservatory faculty member Hankus Netsky ’76, ’78 M.M. collaborated with Marty Ehrlich ’77 on the August 2010 release of Fables, an entry in the "Radical Jewish Culture" collection on John Zorn's Tzadik label. The original compositions that make up this recording represent the intersection of jazz and Jewish musical traditions. Netsky on piano and accordion and Ehrlich on reeds are joined by Jerome Harris '77 on bass and Marcus Rojas '85 on tuba on several tracks. Netsky has produced numerous other recordings, including almost a dozen by his Klezmer Conservatory Band. He has composed extensively for film and television, and has collaborated with such artists as Itzhak Perlman, Robin Williams, Joel Grey, and Theodore Bikel. In 2001, Hankus Netsky received NEC's Louis and Adrienne Krasner Teaching Excellence Award. Netsky has also been the recipient of NEC's Outstanding Alumni Award and Laurence Lesser Award for excellence in teaching. 2010-09-03
Taking an academic collaboration into new territory, Laurel Stavis ’76 performed Brahms duets with soprano and music instructor Anna Kardimitrova at the first joint recital between Dartmouth College and the American University of Kuwait (AUK). Stavis is Executive Director of the Dartmouth-AUK Project, a partnership designed to build and sustain Kuwait's first private liberal arts university. The concert was held in Kuwait City on November 1, 2009. 2010-08-02
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Unfortunately, NEC has lost touch with some of your classmates. If you have e-mail or other contact information for any of the people listed below, please let us know so that we can keep them informed of reunions and other NEC activities.
Jack Alexander, Alexis Alrich Howe, Stephen T Angelucci, Debra Joy Aponte, Kevin Lamont Bessellieu, Eugene D. Bonderman, Bernard Marc Brauchli, Joan Berninger Brown, Pamela Ruth Buell, Peter E. Clark, Monica W. Copp, Alyrio Cova, Susan Crain, Abraham L Day Jr., Elizabeth Doezma, Jane C Eston, Robert Vaughn Everett-Green, Barry J. Finnell, Anne Olive Fraser, Fredi Vieira Gerling, Jayne Ina Goldstein, Susan Gray, Jeffrey Allen Haigh, Carolyn Hartung, Roosilawati Hidajat, Christopher G Hill, Fredric Lee Hoffman, Virginia Lillian Izzo, John Ber Jacobson, Paulina F. Jakovits, Daniel D. Kumin, Terrie E. Lillvig, Vivian E. Lytle, Ronald E. Maltais, Barbara Marther, Cheryl Murphy, Robin Nihill, Judy Onufrak, Ronald M. Pearson, Irene Pennacchio, Sara Polne, Mary Poole, Margaret Moffatt Reber, Carla Rosenberg, Betty-Jo Seath, Melanie Shutts, Patsy F. Smith, Erika C. Swedberg, Susan Sylvester, Nobuko Takahashi, Beng-Im Tan, Michael C. Taylor, Mutsuko Terasawa, Janet Terry, Virginia Wilma Thomas, Deborah Lynn Timbers, Ingeborg Verhoef, Mamiko Iwasaki Whipple, Wanda Wilbur, Cathy Leigh Woodbury, Robert Crawford Young.